In a 2004 article in Inside Bass magazine, Michaels wrote that the bass is “too young to be told what it must be and how its sound should be voiced. The bass lends this voice readily to more than just supporting the rhythm. When people hear the term ‘solo bass’ they usually think that it will be just the ‘boom-boom’ of a supporting bass line or the ‘biggidy-biggidy’ of a note-packed slap solo. The real sound always surprises them.”
Michaels performs all over the United States when he is not at home in Atlanta, where he teaches bass. He has released two solo bass CDs, Equilibrium and Green, which will be available at his Fountain appearance.